Centre 404 was started by volunteers in 1951 and it is our volunteers who still play a key role in supporting us and the work we do.

We currently work with over 85 volunteers and offer a variety of different roles to get involved in from helping out at our Friday Night social where over 70 service users attend to being a Befriender to someone and spending a few hours with them a week to offer companionship.

Interested in volunteering? Please download our volunteer joining formOnce complete, please send it to JosieK@centre404.org.uk or Centre 404, 404 Camden Road, London, N7 0SJ.

If you need an accessible form, please click here.

Read more about the different volunteer roles we have to offer:

PBS Dog Support Volunteer
Provide support, companionship and regular interaction with you and your dog for one of our service ...
1-2 hours a week (flexible) Find out more
Garden Support Volunteer
Volunteers needed to help alongside and befriend our volunteers that have a learning ...
Find out more
Groups and Activities Volunteer- Wheelchair Ice-Skating
Take wheelchair users out on to the ice! Wednesdays, 11 - 12pm at the Sobell Leisure ...
Wednesdays, 11 - 12pm Find out more
Receptionist Volunteer
This role has been designed to offer opportunities to gain some experience of what is involved in ...
Minimum commitment of four hours a week. Find out more
Travel Buddy Volunteer
Getting out into the community alone is a big part of becoming more independent. Help a young person ...
Find out more
Swimming Volunteer
We are currently looking for swimming volunteers for different days to support our service ...
Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sundays Find out more
Group Buddy / Befriender
Provide support and companionship for a group of people with learning disabilities, with the help of ...
Weekdays or weekends Find out more
Garden Volunteer
For people with learning disabilities to take part in our garden project and vegetable growing ...
Thursdays, 2 - 4pm Find out more
Fundraising Volunteer
Help out with applications, organising events, supporting fundraisers and promoting our fundraising ...
Minimum commitment of two hours a week. Find out more
Day Service Volunteer
Help out at our day service for people with profound learning disabilities by providing support and ...
Weekdays from 10am - 3pm Find out more
Clubs volunteer
Help out at one of our weekly clubs for children or adults from volunteering at the Friday Night ...
Contact us for more information on times. Find out more

For Current Volunteers:

Please find our most up to date version of the Volunteer Handbook here.

  • Mark has been volunteering at the Friday Night Social since June 2015

    I love coming to the Friday Night Social after a long week at work and just having some fun, it really helps to de-stress me!

    I don’t find the volunteering a chore, I love it and look forward to going each week. I hope to think I’ve added something to those that come to the Friday Night Social, because I’ve certainly gained a lot from them.

    Mark, volunteer 

  • Guide and encourage you

    I joined Centre 404 at a career break in my life. I knew I wanted to give some of my life and work experiences back to others.

    My first days at the group were daunting, but the management and other volunteers are terrific in supporting you through this process, always there to guide and encourage you.

    Centre 404 has given me confidence and a lift I hadn’t been expecting. You do these activities thinking it’s solely to help others, but what suddenly becomes apparent is how much it helps you.

    Rupert, volunteer

  • I gained valuable skills from volunteering

    I was attracted to volunteer at Centre 404 as loved the whole vibe of the organisation, really friendly, positive and empowering and supporting people. I was looking for reception and administrative experience to help get back into work, and as a direct result of volunteering at Centre 404 after 4 months got four interviews and two job offers. I now work as a Service Administrator with ‘Help on Your Doorstep’, a community partner organisation of Centre 404.

    Lesley, volunteer